January 9, 2015

CRS working for a prosperous and independent Haiti

By |9 January 2015|

Catholic Relief Services (a US member of the Caritas confederation) has been working in Haiti for 50 years. The morning after the 12th January 2010 earthquake, CRS staff members who had lived through the disaster themselves were aiding survivors.

Five years after Haiti earthquake

By |5 January 2015|

The Haiti earthquake was one of the biggest emergencies Caritas has ever dealt with. Over 300,000 people died as a result of the massive tremor and over a million people were without a home.

December 23, 2014

Pope Francis and Caritas working for peace

By |23 December 2014|

Caritas organisations around the world live and breathe the words of Pope Francis' message for peace.

Migrant children need opportunities, says Caritas

By |18 December 2014|

Caritas urges governments to prioritise the needs of unaccompanied migrant children on World Migrant Day and to increase employment opportunities in home countries for young people.

UN Climate Conference in Lima: business as “unusual”?

By |13 December 2014|

Following the momentum gained at the September climate summit, hosted in New York by the UN Secretary General, Catholic organisations united their voices to ask Governments for a firm commitment to reduce climate-warming emissions, facilitate adaptation programmes to the benefit of the poorest and comply with their promises for adequate public climate finance.

Caritas observes Universal Health Coverage Day

By |11 December 2014|

We must attend to the social, emotional and spiritual needs of all those facing health challenges. For many years, Caritas and other Catholic Church-inspired organisations have delivered health care to people who need it in both emergency and day-to-day situations, building the capacities of local communities to prevent the onset of illness and provide medicines and other life-saving supplies for treatment programmes.
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    Caritas fighting fires with knowledge and preparation in Chile

Caritas fighting fires with knowledge and preparation in Chile

By |3 December 2014|

Thanks to a Caritas project to reduce the effects of disasters, residents armed themselves with large containers of water, spades and anything else they could get their hands on to fight the spread of the fire.

November 30, 2014

Advent appeal: the Holy Family and our family

By |30 November 2014|

Like Syrian and Iraqi refugees today — like people fleeing conflict in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo — the first thing the Holy Family needed was food.
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    Make the poor a climate change priority, say Caritas and CIDSE

Make the poor a climate change priority, say Caritas and CIDSE

By |27 November 2014|

Caritas and CIDSE call for firm commitment from governments to put the poor at the centre of climate change policy, ahead of the COP20 United Nations conference on climate change from 1-12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru.

Protecting the rights of children across the globe – FAQs

By |13 November 2014|

In some parts of the world, war, violence, poverty and abuse mean that children aren’t safe in their homes. Many of them leave, either with their parents or alone, in hope of finding a place to live which is safer and where they can flourish.

October 28, 2014

Caritas united to combat poverty in Latin America

By |28 October 2014|

Latin America is the continent with the most inequality in the world, where the division between the rich and poor is massive. Caritas is working on all fronts to help combat the terrible scandal of poverty in which millions of people live.

September 23, 2014

The family in a time of economic crisis

By |23 September 2014|

At a time when people need more than ever to have a family around them to help cushion the repeated blows dealt by this time of crisis, people are finding themselves increasingly alone and isolated. Even when they have a family, people often don’t feel valued as part of society.

Strong families are our best defence against poverty

By |11 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis and the Pontifical Council for the Family will host a one-day seminar on the role of the family in the global economic crisis. The meeting will look at how Caritas as the charitable arm of the Church can work through families to better promote development.

July 9, 2014

Church as defender of immigrants and refugees

By |9 July 2014|

In the western hemisphere, the Church’s role as defender of migrants and refugees is more important than ever, as those on the move continue to be subject to abuse, exploitation, and violence.

“Blossoms of prayer” for the world’s migrants

By |9 July 2014|

Unfortunately rather than creating the conditions for a “globalisation of spirit” where we live in a state of peaceful co-existence and fraternity, we are increasingly experiencing a “globalisation of indifference”.

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